Tag Archives: United Kingdom

‘Headbutt the bitch’ Serco guard, Yarl’s Wood, a UK immigration detention centre

‘Headbutt the bitch’ Serco guard, Yarl’s Wood, a UK immigration detention centre Jackie Long 2 March 2015 For years women locked up inside Yarl’s Wood, a UK government lock-up in Bedfordshire, have complained of racist abuse, sexual abuse and shoddy … Continue reading

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Mum in fight to stop her ex-husband’s killer being transferred back to Britain from Iraq

 Mum in fight to stop her ex-husband’s killer being transferred back to Britain from Iraq 10:06, 27 February 2015 By Rob Pattinson Charlotte Ryan said it would be devastating for her son Reece if Danny Fitzsimons, who shot dead Paul … Continue reading

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Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told

Serco-run immigration centre turned blind eye to corruption, court told Former custody officer at Colnbrook immigration removal centre, in west London, alleged to have been paid £8,000 for tips about lax or ‘cushy’ conditions that resulted in 10 stories in … Continue reading

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Leidos Triumphs in Major UK Support Bid

Leidos Triumphs in Major UK Support Bid 6:42 a.m. EST February 19, 2015 (Photo: MoD) CONNECT 5 TWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE LONDON — Leidos has secured its first major support deal from the UK Defence Ministry, the MoD announced on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Transforming war supply: considerations and rationales behind contractor support to UK overseas military operations in the twenty-first century

Transforming war supply: considerations and rationales behind contractor support to UK overseas military operations in the twenty-first century Author(s): Christopher Kinsey International Journal. 69.4 (Dec. 2014): p494. Abstract Since the end of the Cold War, policymakers and academics alike have … Continue reading

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Life on the edge in a detention centre

Life on the edge in a detention centre The Argus By Henry Holloway 11 February 2015 BROOK House detention centre sits on Gatwick’s southern perimeter. There has been a spate of dramatic incidents in recent weeks, a detainee is said … Continue reading

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Parliamentary watchdog: too often private sector contractors’ ethical standards found wanting

Parliamentary watchdog: too often private sector contractors’ ethical standards found wanting Margaret Hodge 10 December 2014 A culture of revenue and profit-driven performance incentives has too often been misaligned with the needs of the public who fund and depend on … Continue reading

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Capita ordered to pay costs over failure to provide interpreters to family courts

Business Capita ordered to pay costs over failure to provide interpreters to family courts The Guardian By Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent 2 February 2015 17:22 Judgment comes amid mounting concern within the judiciary over delays and extra costs caused … Continue reading

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Research and Markets: Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile and Forecasts 2015

Research and Markets: Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile and Forecasts 2015 Business Wire 26 January 2015 14:48, DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 26, 2015– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mm2n9f/outsourced) has announced the addition of the “Outsourced Security Guarding Services: UK Market Profile … Continue reading

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Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

December 19, 2014 9:16 am Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract Gill Plimmer ©PA City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which was referred for investigation last year following … Continue reading

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